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The department's goal is to provide the highest quality of emergency service through prevention, preparedness, response and recovery programs, to promote community awareness and participation in fire prevention and disaster preparedness.

Lemont Fire District is participating in the "Be Alarmed" Smoke Alarm Installation Campaign

"Be Alarmed!" is a fire safety education and smoke alarm installation program administered cooperatively between the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) and the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM). The program distributes fire safety education materials and Ionization smoke alarms with a 10-year concealed battery to fire departments in the state of Illinois. The fire departments then deliver the education and install smoke alarms in homes within their communities while recording data for reporting purposes. Both the educational materials and smoke alarms are provided to fire departments at no cost as a result of funding from both the IFSA and OSFM with additional assistance from Kidde and Menards. The program seeks to:

  1. Educate Illinois residents, young and old, on home fire safety and prevention methods
  2. Reduce the number of fire-related injuries in Illinois
  3. Reduce the number of fire-related deaths in Illinois
  4. Identify the reason for non-working smoke alarms in Illinois homes.
  • According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), working smoke alarms are the key to saving lives from fire. 
  • Fire can grow and spread through a home in a matter of minutes. The advance warning provided by smoke alarms can be essential to saving lives. 
  • In fires in which the smoke alarms were present but did not operate, 46% of the smoke alarms had missing or disconnected batteries NFPA's "Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires" ~Sept. '15
  • Three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms (38%) or no working smoke alarms (21%)  NFPA's "Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires" ~Sept. '15

The smoke alarms received from the “Be alarmed! Program are for homeowners only, landlords must supply and install their own smoke alarms for their tenants.

If you are a homeowner and in need of smoke alarms for your residence, please contact the Lemont Fire Protection Bureau at 630.257.0191 or email sdominik@lemontfire.com for scheduling of installation.

Lemont Fire District reminds that home fires are more prevalent in winter than other seasons. Although structural fires can happen accidentally, there are still a number of risk factors that can raise the chances of a fire breaking out inside a building. During the winter, homes are especially susceptible to fires.

Follow these winter fire safety tips to keep your home fire free during the cold season:
  • Keep portable generators outside, away from windows and as far away as possible from your house.
  • Keep grills, cookers and fryers at least 3 feet away from your house and shrubs or bushes. If you’re a building manager, prohibit barbecues on balconies – they can easily cause fires as well as smoke damage to other units.
  • Keep space heaters at least 3 feet away from anything flammable, as heat can quickly cause combustion. Always turn off heaters when leaving the room or going to bed. Never use your oven to heat your home.
  • Have your chimneys, fireplaces, wood stoves and central furnace serviced once a year. Make sure all flames have been put out before going to sleep. Store cooled ashes in a tightly covered metal container and keep it outside at least 10 feet from your home and nearby buildings.
  • Blow out all candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Avoid the use of candles in the bedroom and other areas where people may fall asleep. Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn.
  • Use ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) in all electrical outlets in kitchens, bathrooms and other wet areas. Don’t run extension cords across doorways or under carpets, make sure to use tamper-resistant receptacles if you have children, and don’t overload outlets or extension cords. Building managers should respond promptly to any reports of sparking or faulty wiring.
  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the structure. Test them monthly, and change batteries at least once per year for those with replaceable batteries. Smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years.
  • Create multiple escape plans and practice them with your family. Your plans should include escape routes from different areas of the house, tools for exiting the building (escape ladders and break out windows) and a designated meeting place. It’s very important to practice fire safety with kids, and be sure to familiarize your children with the sounds of the alarm(s).
  • Store a fire extinguisher on every level of your home. Fire extinguishers should be placed by exits whenever possible. It’s also a good idea to have an extinguisher in your garage. Home fire extinguishers should have an ABC rating, making them usable for all types of fires. Though you should only consider using a fire extinguisher when a blaze is in the early stages—small and contained—they can be crucial in preventing significant destruction, and managing dangerous situations.

For more information on how to prevent winter fires, visit:

www.usfa.fema.gov/winter
www.nfpa.org/winter                         

Small Business Fire Sprinkler Incentives Tax Reform Info

2018 Edition – revised January 29, 201822020018 Edition revised January 29, 2018
Now is the time to invest in your fire sprinkler system or retrofit your building with lifesaving and property conserving protection.

In December, Congress passed the most sweeping tax reform legislation since 1986. Included in this legislation (P.L. 115-97) are two provisions that will greatly incentivize the installation of fire sprinklers. The National Fire Sprinkler Association appreciates the efforts and work that happened for 14+ years prior to this passage that allowed fire sprinklers to be included. A special thank you to Congressman Jim Langevin, who has championed this inclusion since the beginning as a result of the Station Nightclub fire being in his district. We also thank all of our fire service partners – Congressional Fire Services Institute, International Fire Chiefs Association, International Fire Fighters Association, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, National Fire Protection Association, Common Voices, National Volunteer Fire Council, Security Industry Association, Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors and many others. We will work with stakeholders to gain additional clarifications in regards to IRS interpretations as this is put into use. Encourage owners to work with their tax expert for their specific situation.

The fire sprinkler incentives are:

Small Business Section 179 Expensing
Previously qualified small businesses were allowed to fully expense purchases such as computers, equipment and light duty vehicles up to an annual cap of $500,000. Under the new law Congress has added fire protection as an eligible expenditure under section 179 of the tax code. Congress also increased the cap to $1 million as the amount that a small business can deduct in a single year. This provision applies only to commercial structures and cannot be used for retrofitting sprinklers into residential structures. However, critical occupancies such as entertainment venues could easily be done under this provision. This change is also a permanent law and unlike section 13201 is not gradually phased out over time. In order to help our members and interested stakeholders fully understand this new tax law, we have created a few examples.  

Fire sprinklers save lives, property, water, money, the environment, and on and on. Keep your patrons safe, keep your business running and limit your liability. 

Example 1: Nightclub Retrofit
7,500 square-foot assembly occupancy
Cost to install fire sprinklers = $6.00/sq. ft
Total $45,000
Assuming this is owned by a small business, under 179 they could fully expense the cost. The 179 change is permanent law and is not subject the phase out.
Current Law: you are depreciating over a 39-year period

Example 2: Bowling Alley
20,000 square-foot assembly occupancy
Cost to install fire sprinklers = $4.50/sq.ft.
Total $90,000
Same as Example 1
Note: These are specific examples of actual buildings in various locations around the country. The actual cost is impacted by many variables, including the region of the country. Please reach out to NFSA or find a member on our website to assist in your particular situation and for a quote specific to your building and region.

NFSA encourages business and industry owners to contact their tax professionals and refer them to the changes in Section 179 of the recently passed tax reform legislation (P.L. 115-97).

If you have a question about a building type that is not shown or additional questions about those that are listed, please reach out to us by contacting Vickie Pritchett, Director of Outreach & Government Relations at 443-569- 9506 or via email at pritchett@nfsa.org.

My Medical Information

The Lemont Fire Protection District is pleased to provide FREE My Medical Information kits to the senior citizens, those with special needs, and others within the District that may need them.
The kits consist of a red plastic pouch with a magnetic back and are intended to be attached to an individual's refrigerator. Inside the pouch is a cardboard pamphlet that an individual can use to write down his or her personal information, emergency contacts, medications, allergies, medical conditions, and advanced directives. Paramedics can then use this vital information when providing emergency care.

To obtain your FREE My Medical Information kit, contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at (630) 257-0191 or fpb@lemontfire.com. Provide your name and mailing address, and a kit can be mailed to you. You may also stop by Station One, located at 15900 New Ave, Monday thru Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 to pick one up.













FIRE COMMISSIONER VACANCY

The Lemont Fire Protection District is seeking individuals interested in serving as a Commissioner on the Lemont Fire District's Board of Fire Commissioners. The individual must be a resident of the District and be willing to serve a three-year appointment. Fire Commissioners are responsible for the hiring, promoting and discipline of sworn personnel. Interested individuals should submit their letter of interest to Victoria Cobbett, President, Lemont Fire Protection District, 15900 New Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439 by February 28, 2018. If you have any questions regarding the position, please call Chief George Rimbo at 630-257-5461.

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The Lemont Fire Protection District takes great pride in the service we provide to the community and we are constantly seeking ways to improve our performance. To assist us, we ask that you evaluate our level of performance by completing a short survey for the particular service you received.

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Fires in the U.S.

In 2016, there were 1,342,000 fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 3,390 civilian deaths, 14,650 civilian injuries, and $10.6 billion in property damage.

  • 475,500 were structure fires, causing 2,950 civilian deaths, 12,775 civilian injuries, and $7.9 billion in property damage.
  • 173,000 were vehicle fires, causing 280 civilian fire deaths, 1,075 civilian fire injuries, and $933 million in property damage.
  • 662,500 were outside and other fires, causing 85 civilian fire deaths, 650 civilian fire injuries, and $1.4 billion in property damage.

The 2016 U.S. fire loss clock a fire department responded to a fire every 24 seconds. One structure fire was reported every 66 seconds.

  • One home structure fire was reported every 90 seconds.
  • One civilian fire injury was reported every 34 minutes.
  • One civilian fire death occurred every 2 hours and 35 minutes.
  • One outside and other fire was reported every 48 seconds.
  • One highway vehicle fire was reported every 3 minutes 2 seconds. NFPA Statistics 

America's #1 Disaster Threat

Home fires kill more Americans than earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornados combined.

Home fires occur every 85 seconds and cause massive harm each day:

  • 7 people die
  • 36 people are injured
  • $18 million in damage to homes

The Lemont Fire Protection District provides Life Safety services to you and your family

  • Fire Suppression
  • Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Services
  • Specialized Technical Rescue Teams - Dive, Aerial, Confined Space, Trench
  • Cause and Origin & Arson Investigation Team
  • Fire Prevention Bureau - Fire Inspection & Public Education
  • Hazardous Materials Services

The Lemont Fire District protects an area of approximately 40 square miles and serves the Village of Lemont along with portions of Woodridge, Darien, Bolingbrook, & Homer Glen.

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Safety information

The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) offers free, non-commercial information about the lifesaving benefits of installing fire sprinkler systems in new one- and two-family homes. Learn more at www.HomeFireSprinkler.org Help children learn about fire safety and the basics of home fire sprinkler protection at www.SprinklerSmarts.org

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Learn Hands-Only CPR to help save the life of a loved one


Lemont Fire District is encouraging the public to learn the American Heart Association’s “Hands-Only CPR.” This simple way of performing CPR has proven to be very easy to do and effective for the victim. Hands-Only CPR does not require mouth-to-mouth and simplifies the cardio-pulmonary resuscitation process for an adult in cardiac arrest.

The American Heart Association has found Hands-Only CPR to be as effective as conventional CPR for sudden cardiac arrest at home, at work, or in the public - doubling or even tripling a victim’s chance of survival.

Since 80% of cardiac arrests happen in private or residential settings, learn these simple steps for performing Hands-Only CPR to possibly help save the life of a loved one:

  • Call 9-1-1 immediately.
  • Place hands, one on top of the other, in the center of the person's chest.
  • Begin compressions, pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest.
  • Keep doing compressions until help arrives.

Visit the American Heart Association's website at www.heart.org/handsonlycpr to watch their Hands-Only CPR instructional video.                                    

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